NYC principal bars students from singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at graduation

NYC principal bars students from singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at graduation

NEW YORK – A New York City principal has pulled the plug on patriotism by preventing students from singing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation.

The decision has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.

Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, will not allow kindergarten students to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”

But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said. She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.

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NYC principal bars students from singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at graduation


I intend to offend as MANY anti-American SLUGS as I possibly can, starting with Greta Hawkins, a disgusting woman that has NO business being involved in the education of our children, and I intend to offend others like her, those that live here in the USA, those that come here from other nations, those that come here to TAKE and TAKE and TAKE, and never give back a thing!

Screw YOU if you’re offended by this song! Do you hear me? SCREW YOU!

If *other cultures* are offended by American PRIDE and patriotism they can take their *other cultured asses* and tote them the hell OUT of the USA!

Go back to whatever flea and rat infested HELL HOLE you climbed out of and STAY there, don’t come back! Try to change YOUR own nation to suit YOUR Communist, Socialist or Islamic views of what a world dominated by tyranny and oppression looks like.

And to any and all PC Libbers, Democrats, Bleeding Heart morons and Obama supporters that happen to find this story and are appalled by MY views; SCREW YOU, SCREW your faux *god* Obama and SCREW your anti-American PCness.

I am one TOTALLY PISSED OFF Texan right about now, and I don’t care WHO likes it or doesn’t!

This nation has bent over backwards to accommodate people from all over the world, that BS has got to stop, and I mean stop NOW!

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15 Responses to NYC principal bars students from singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at graduation

  1. minuteman26 says:

    You have to watch out for those Commies. They’re sneaky little bastards. No telling what they will try next. At least the kids have some pride in their country.

  2. TexasFred says:

    OK folks, you need to read this entire story from the NY Post, I am only posting a small portion of it here…

    Scaperotti noted PS 90 kids recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing “America the Beautiful” each morning. Insiders say Hawkins tried to end that tradition a couple years ago but staff objected.

    The principal, a Jehovah’s Witness, does not recite the pledge because her religion forbids followers to salute any nation’s flag. Staffers gripe she doesn’t stand in respect during the school-wide ritual.

    The song uproar comes amid tensions. Hawkins has been called a tyrant and bully by some staffers.

    The DOE reprimanded her in 2010 after teachers complained she called the school “racist” and declared: “I’m black. Your previous principal was white and Jewish. More of us are coming.”

    Scaperotti said Hawkins is being targeted by the teachers union and has received hate mail, which is under investigation by the NYPD.

    EXCLUSIVE: Coney Island principal refuses to let kindergarten students sing “God Bless the USA” at graduation, but Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is OK – NYPOST.com

    And you need to see this: Reviews of P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School Principal Greta Hawkins – Brooklyn, NY, see if you can tell WHO the Blacks and/or Dem-Libbers are by the way the voting goes…

    • The communist bitch can go straight to HELL, plus the of her stinking supporters. WTF is going on, this attitude has been instilled by the the big commie himself…..HUSSEIN OBAMA, we can expect more of this if Hussein wins in November.

      Those who wanted change…..you got it. Our men who are buried at Arlington and Normandy are turning over in their grave…….

  3. Katie says:

    This is why vouchers are needed. Could you imagine if parents could choose a private school instead of this one? Could you see Principal Hawkins still in power?

    We need a national law forcing states to install vouchers in school districts.

  4. TexasFred says:

    Contact Info:
    P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School
    Principle: Greta Hawkins
    Address: 2840 WEST 12 STREET
    BROOKLYN, NY 11224
    Phone: 718-266-8090
    Fax: 718-266-7018

    Community School District Office Phone: (718) 391-8313
    Community District Superintendent: Isabel Dimola

  5. BobF says:

    I would think legal immigrants, those who went through the expense and heartache to get here would sing this song loud and clear. My grandfather who immigrated from Italy loved this country and would not allow his children to speak Italian. My mom said he would say, “you’re an American and you will speak American”. This idiot of a principal needs to get on her face and thank God she lives in America. There are some countries where her religious beliefs aren’t allowed and she would be persecuted.

  6. Fred, a few observations in passing:

    You’ll note the obvious LACK of an e-mail address in her contact information. Don’t want to make input and objections TOO easy to offer, do we?

    Any country that fails to support itself will then, in turn, fail.

    And isn’t it amazing how those LAWFUL immigrants have more of an appreciation for our country than many or MOST of their like home-born kind?

    We are moving AGAINST this nation as we moved FOR homosexuality. It progressed in this fashion:

    1. Tolerance
    2. Acceptance
    3. Advocacy

    To be taken into the Leftists of the nation, you have to openly advocate AGAINST the nation.

    To advocate FOR this country is unacceptable and improper, in their minds’ eye and in their values and in their actions.

    BZ

  7. mrchuck says:

    When-O-when are we gonna stand up and say” Screw the other cultures!.
    Quit letting in all these “foreigners”. Period.
    We do not need them. SHUT THE DOORS!!!

    It is time to start deporting foreigners!
    Same with the black race that gets uppity.

    I am sick and tired of all these human beings of ANY nationality that do not pay their way!!!
    Start up the CCC again and put these slackers in it!!
    Put them to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps!!!!!
    BOO-HOO-HOO.
    The time has come to QUIT being “generous” as we ARE NOW BROKE, taking care of all these “sum-bitches”!!!!

    I am pissed at where this NATION has gone.
    It is time to become like our “forefathers”, and start putting these people to work,, in order to get ANY BENEFITS OF ANY KIND!!!
    TIME IS UP ASSHOLES!!!
    ALL you “slackers” do not have any lame excuses anymore!!!
    Read my lips,,,, No More excuses, or bullshit medical reports.
    ALL WILL BE EXAMINED BY AN EMPLOYMENT BOARD!!!!
    Go get a job, any job, OR I WILL PUT YOU TO WORK SOMEWHERE, and I will pick the job for you,,,, IF YOU CANNOT FIND A JOB, or follow the above rules.!!!!
    TIME IS HERE,,,,,,,NOW!
    Yep, time for all bullshit excuses is over.
    Get a job in 60 days, or I will assign you one, and you may not like it!

  8. Katie says:

    Then again the teachers could have taught the students this: http://youtu.be/pCavKL2zdjM

    Could you imagine the ACLU and Atheists when this was sung?

  9. Dick Robie says:

    I had a dream the other night, I did not understand
    A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand
    His clothes were torn and dirty as he stood their by my bed,
    he took off his three cornered hat, and speaking low, he said,

    We fought a revolution to secure our Liberty
    We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny
    For future generations this legacy we gave
    In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave

    The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep
    But tyrants labored endlessly, while your parents were asleep
    Your freedom gone – Your courage lost – You’re no more than a slave
    In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave

    You buy a permit to travel, and a permit to own a gun
    Permits to start a business or to build a place for one
    On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent
    Although you have no voice in choosing, how the money’s spent

    Your children must attend a school, that does not educate
    Your Christian values can’t be taught, according to the State
    You read about the current news in a regulated press
    You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the IRS

    Your money is no longer made of silver or of gold
    You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled
    You pay for crimes that make your nation, turn from God in shame
    You’ve taken Satans number, as you traded in your name

    You’ve given government control to those who do you harm,
    so they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm
    and keep our country deep in debt,put men of God in jail,
    harass your fellow countrymen while corrupted courts prevail

    Your public servants don’t uphold, the solemn oath they’ve sworn
    Your daughters visit doctors, so their children won’t be born
    Your leaders ship artillery and guns to foreign shores,
    and send your sons to slaughter, to fight other peoples wars

    Can you regain your freedom, for which we fought and died,
    or don’t you have the courage or the faith to stand with pride
    Are there no more values, for which you would fight to save,
    or do you wish your children, to live in fear and be a slave

    Sons of the Republic, arise and take a stand
    Defend the Constitution, the supreme law of the land
    Preserve our great Republic, and teach each God given right,
    and pray to God to keep the torch of freedom burning bright…

  10. sdkar says:

    My Great Grandfather came here from Russia in the early 1900’s (I believe around the time of the Russian revolution(s) that were going on). He gave up everything to come here and when he finally did, he wanted nothing more than to become American! His family still observed their religion (Russian Orthodox), but not at the expense of becoming American. He did not teach his children russian and insisted they all speak the way of America. He was not insulted that he had to give up many of his russian ways. When his son (my grandfather) got older, he changed the family name so it would sound more American. He did this so he could fit in and for the selfish reason of getting a job. He didn’t insist that America conform to him, he conformed to what it took to become AMERICAN.

    This seems to be lost today. Nobody wants to be AMERICAN anymore. That in and of itself seems shameful to me considering that they still want all of the benefits (and money) that America offers, but none of the requirements asked of them in return. Now, it is getting worse. Now, not only do these jerks NOT want to become American, they insist that everyone and everything around them stop being AMERICAN as well, lest they be offended.

    Well, I too have the screw you attitude. Become AMERICAN or go back where you came from…and if you don’t assimilate or leave willingly, we will ship your ass back where you came from.

    Surely, this attitude is not the minority attitude. Surely the majority of Americans feel the way that I (and Fred and others here) feel. If so, then why in hell are we letting these minorities (in both manners of speaking), tell us what is to happen? Why are we the ones that keep bending over backwards and giving and giving and getting nothing out of this?

    Surely the politicians we are electing to represent us must realize this. Why is it they think the votes of these few anti-American jerks more important than those of us that really LOVE this country?

    If we allow this to continue, then those that continue to come here will keep on acting un-American until a generation or two goes by and the true sentiment of what it means to be an American will be lost forever. The America as we know it, as our Founding Fathers envisioned it, will be gone. And if that happens, I can’t help but think that the greatness of America will be gone as well and this land will end up like every other shithole country that exists. Freedom and liberty as we know it will be gone. And that great experiment started 236 years ago will have failed.

    I believe Rome suffered a similar experience and did nothing to stop it, which contributed to the fall of Rome followed by hundreds of years of the dark ages. Maybe this is the cycle humanity is destined to repeat over and over and nothing can be done to stop it. Or, maybe we can still do something about it and at least preserve our American integrity for just a little longer. America will not fall due to outside invaders, it will fall do to our own apathy. America will die because we were unable to protect it from ourselves. I hope that something can be done to save this great country and that the best of America is not behind us. That what made this country (and the world) great will continue for generations to come.

    I think Reagan was right when he said “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction” (or something to that effect). The people running this country today were hippies and/or never had to fight for what they have. They were given everything without having to learn the rules of how life really is. I am not sure what motiviates those that seem so anti-America.

    Life is not fair and not everyone is guaranteed all of the successes that others have. Life can not guarantee that you will not be offended. What I don’t understand is why there are people like this that seem to be so worried about offending un-Americans with a song celebrating our great country but do not care one little bit about offending actual Americans that LOVE this country. What happened to the “greatest good for the greatest number” or as Spock once said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”. Surely there are more people who love America and are NOT offended by this song than the other way around. And if they are offended, why does this bitch care? The only reason I can fathom is because this idiot principal does not love this country herself. She has never been proud of her country her entire adult life. So, she wants to perpetuate her sentiments and force others to her way of thinking. So, I have to ask, why do we allow people like this to gain this power and privilege. Why isn’t there a rule that the moment you show hatred for this country you get removed from your position? Just about everyone working in our gov’t takes an oath to protect America and its Constitution. Rule one should be that the moment anyone with the power given to them by “We The People” show signs of breaking their oath, they should be removed…swiftly and immediately. But this does not happen. Use to be a time that “We The People” could demand someone like this removed and if the powers that be failed to do this, that person was tarred and feathered or run out on a rail. We The People kept our government in check by showing them that they worked for us. That they will uphold their oath or be removed. And if the rules put in place for their removal did not work, we took the matter into our own hands and did the governments job for them. The government feared the people. Not the other way around.

    The government no longer fears the people. It no longer has to. There is nothing any one person or even a small army could do now to remove a crooked politician other than votes. And even our voting system has become a joke. I have about as much faith in our voting system as I do in most third world dicatatorships. I use to have faith in the American voting system and laugh at other countries where despots somehow get 100% of the “peoples” vote. I don’t laugh about that anymore. And that is the crux of it maybe. Our politicians do not fear We The People. They may lose a few of their own here and there, but overall, the government leviathon keeps on living and doing what is best for itself. No longer is the best interest of the everyday American taken into account. There are very few politicians or those in power with integrity and those that we do put in office, either play the game or get ruined. They realize all too quickly that being a politician is a good gig and will do anything to keep it going for as long as possible.

    Use to be a time when public service was not a reward for life. Our Founding Fathers all served their time, and then, left office and joined the society and abided by the rules they created. Now, politicians have their own rules and benefits far better than We The People will ever get, and can do what they like with almost complete impunity.

    From the President all the way down to small petty school tyrants like this principal. They are given power and almost instantly rule how they see fit. They try to tell others how they should live. And worst of all…we let them.

    We try to spread diversity and show everyone how wonderfully diverse America is by electing to offices of all types (including school principal), those that are different from us. We are taking women, blacks, asians, muslims, etc., those that are vastly different from the traditional white male and giving them power in our society. However, we are not ensuring that these people, who are all so vastly different on the outside, at least still love this country. We are not making sure that they will put their own personal interests aside and do what is best for ALL of America.

    I am starting to see that these wonderfully diverse people who are suddenly given the power to rule, start using their position as a way for revenge. A way to punish whitey or men, or whoever, for the alleged past deeds and past sins for how their kind was treated. Or they use their power to benefit their own kind and justify it by telling themselves that it’s their time to look out for their own and screw the traditional white man of power from history. This is not why we elected them. Their power was given so that they may may govern over all people fairly and hopefully, by virtue of who they are and where they came from, they will govern fairly and ensure ALL are governed equally. But far too many are using this as a way to govern for the benefit of those only like them and punish those that are different from them, be it skin color, religion, or political way of thinking. Sadly, they are governing in the same manner that divided us in the first place.

    All of our leaders in public office, from the President all the way down to the school boards, to the dept of waste, should all be forced to abide by their Oath of Office and do what is best for America. Not be worried about how un-american’s feel or may be offended. And We The People need to rid this country of these petty tyrants. All of them…and quickly. If allowed to continue, America will fail.

    Sorry about the long post, but my passions get the best of me. So often what is perceived as a small/local problem is really a part of a much larger problem that plagues all of us all over this country. The remedy is still the same, regardless of the size and scope of the anti-american offender. We Americans have a large battle in front of us against those that want to fundamentally change this country into something it was never supposed to be. It is a battle against our country. I hope America wins.

    • TexasFred says:

      Steve, I can’t complain about the length of a comment that is THAT awesome! Keep firing away my friend! You are most definitely on message!

  11. crunchman says:

    This principle is but a symptom of the malaise infecting our whole public school system. It is up to us, as parents, to be more noisy in our protests against the so called educators who want to teach the wrong values to our children. It is also our duty to teach our values in the home by facts and example. I have one child remaining in the public system and I am very careful about teaching him right from wrong and to be alert for all this PC nonsense.

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